Really tired and quite frankly a little in doubt whether to pursue this Nablopomo adventure.
Also more than ready to have my blanket finished. The problem is: I want it done, but I don't want to do it. I only need to finish off the edges, but the blanket is so big that that is a bit of a challenge that I keep postponing.
I've noticed a significant shift in my use of crafty materials. Whereas before I tended to leave all my most precious fabric and ribbons on the shelves of my crafting cupboard, I now use them!
The other day I used my prettiest vintage ribbons for the lamp shade I made and I now used my favourite fabrics for a blanket and pillow set.
Actually, it feels good to use up material instead of just hoard it, especially when it's for projects that I get to look at everyday.
Remember the blanket that I started at the begining of the summer holidays?
I've been steadily working on it, crocheting a few ripples nearly every day. It's a long process, but a very nice project to work on. Especially now that the evenings are cooler it's lovely to have a warm blanket sitting in my lap.
I think I'm about 75% finished now, so I'll just keep rippling for a while :)
I drafted, cut and sewed this top together in sewing class yesterday, which means in exactly two hours.
There wasn't even really a pattern, just a few instructions on how to draw the pattern piece and the measurements. The front and back pieces are identical: the lazy me was having a thoroughly enjoyable time!
I hardly ever sew anything for myself and I felt that this easy top might help me to get over my hesitations. And I do believe it worked, because I'm really happy with how it turned out :) At least, I enjoyed wearing it today.
The knitted fabric is quite nice and even nicer since it cost just 1,80 for 2 metres. I like a good bargain!
So, I think I'm just going to make another top like this (different fabric obviously), or make it into a simple dress. My sewing machine is finally seeing some action again!
Things are going great in the garden plus the extension of the garden (my house). The seeds both indoors and outdoors are growing happily. I have my very own nursery going on. And I like working there.
Today more seeds arrived and they were planted swiftly. Yes, I'm a bit obsessed, but in a very harmless way :)
It won't be long before we will be able to eat fresh rocket from the garden!
I'm truly enjoying seeing everything grow, it makes spring all the more fun. And it already was so much fun.. can you imagine!